While it wasn’t the way that Mifflin County manager Bill Corbin drew it up, Corbin knows that in postseason play, grit, heart and a little luck goes a long way.
Mifflin County (3-0) fell behind in the early innings, but a never-die mentality carried the 15-year-old All-Star team to the finish line as a late comeback and a dominant performance in relief on the mound by Landen Eichhorn lifted Mifflin County to a 6-5 victory over Broomall-Newtown in eight innings in the 15-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament Monday in Lock Haven.
Mifflin County scored three in the fifth inning and two in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5 before a wild pitch by Broomall-Newtown relief pitcher Christopher Kardasis sent the Mifflin County dugout into a frenzy.
Eichhorn threw five innings in which he allowed just three baserunners and struck out four on the way to the victory. Eichhorn also contributed three hits at the plate and the defense turned a pair of double plays in the sixth and seventh innings to set the stage for the rally.